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Filkins plays in Gophers season opening win over MTSU

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Prescott's Jake Filkins was able to get on the field for the University of Minnesota football team in the Golden Gophers' season opener vs. Middle Tennessee State Thursday.

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Filkins, No. 48 for the Golden Gophers, tried out for the team as a long-snapper during preseason camp and made the squad as a walk-on. He is a sophomore eligibility-wise.

Jake's family and friends watched the game at Philander's Bar and Grill in Prescott Thursday.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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